Roger Antonio Tejada

Roger Antonio Tejada '22 serves as the LaLSA Treasurer. He is a JD-MPA candidate from Passaic, New Jersey. As a first generation college student, he graduated from Bowdoin College with a degree in Government and Legal Studies, as a Questbridge Scholar, and received his M.A.T., with highest distinction, from Relay Graduate School of Education. Before law school, Roger served as a bilingual teacher through Teach for America in his hometown of Passaic, New Jersey, a Fulbright scholar in Porto Alegre, Brazil, a Special Education Instructional Fellow at Relay Graduate School of Education in New York City, and as a policy fellow for Newark Public Schools and the New Jersey Department of Education. At Columbia, other than being the LaLSA Treasurer, Roger has served as a Law School Student Senator, Co-President of the Columbia-wide Interschool Governing Body, and as the Treasurer of First Generation Professionals. Roger spent his 1L summer working on impact litigation and policy matters as a legal intern at the American Civil Liberties Union of New Jersey as both a John Paul Stevens Fellow and Goodwin 1L Diversity Scholar. He enjoys traveling, playing sports, endlessly thinking about policy matters, and doing anything he can to support others.